Yes, it's a shame we have no Thanksgiving in Australia. It's not a shame, however, that we don't have any rabies! No, none at all! The possums are very gentle, I feel quite safe with them. They're soft and fluffy and have long, curly tails that they use for climbing.
Thanks for the thought, but Australians don't have Thanksgiving. However, at the moment I am thankful for the mother and baby ring tail possums that are nesting in a tree in the courtyard. They like to eat banana, and they take it right out of my hand!